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What Is The Strongest Otc Pain Medicine To Take
None: There is no good answer. The choice of medication is dependent upon cause, type, severity of pain. I personally do not feel it is a good idea to take otc pain meds except for minor problems such as menstrual cramps and common mild headaches. If you are requiring frequent otc pain meds, find out what is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What over the counter pain relievers can I take while on atenolol for migraines? (atenolol for migraines, otc pain relievers for other pain)
Don't know what to do. Take to many OTC pain relievers and my doctor won't listen. I have a venious stations condition that gets painful at times. I'm?
HealthTap Prime: Based on your short description, there's no way we can make a diagnosis or offer treatment. We don't have enough space here to even offer advice (400 characters only). Use HealthTap Prime or talk to a doctor who will listen to your medical & family history. If you've developed venous insufficiency, you may do well to go to a wound care clinic where compression wraps or Unna boots can be fitted. GL ...Read more
Depend on med: Every medication has its recommendation follow instruction of prescriber. ...Read more
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Acetaminophen+NSAID: 1st we need to make several assumptions, like not taking any other meds, no liver disease, no alcohol consumption, no heartburn/acid reflux, no kidney disease, etc. In such a situation, one can take acetaminophen + one anti-inflammatory of choice eg ibuprofen or naproxen. But never take 2 anti-inflammatories at same time. Be sure to tell your family doc everything you're taking including OTCs. ...Read more
What can I do for headaches, because OTC pain relievers normally don't work? My headaches vary where they occur often.
Recently have wanted to take pain relievers just to take them even if not in pain. They don't alter state of mind or anything so what's up with this?
Anxiety: We all suffer from some level of anxiety just from being alive and dealing with day to day responsibilities and problems. Opiate pain medications reduce the experience of stressfullness. They are also addictive so that if you do not have pain put them away and deal with your stress in a safer way; with exercise, happy events, meditation, relaxation, and more healthy ways to reward yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes/NO: NSAIDS like Ibuprofen are the most common anti inflammatory pain killers. There is a minor interaction betwen the NSAIDS and the SSRI's where in both increase the risk of bleeding. However, in normal adults, the risk is very low and we rarely see problems in spite of the fact that millions of patients take the combination. However, you need to check with your doctor make sure it is OK for you. ...Read more
Yes: Other the counter pain relievers (i.e. Advil, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleve, aspirin) are different classes of medications to local anesthetics (e.G lidocaine, benzocaine). So there will not be a reaction or overdose. I would however avoid any throat sprays that contain Benzocaine or cetacaine. Although the probability of a local anesthetic overdose is very small, why take the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i while using lidocaine ointment take over-the-counter pain relievers without out causing more problems?
Lidocaine ointment: As long as you apply the ointment as prescribed and avoid other medications that contain similar types (caines) of local anesthetics it would be difficult to reach toxic blood levels of lidocaine. We often use a multimodal approach to pain control in order to maximize results and minimize side effects. Adding oral, non local anesthetic pain medications will help accomplish this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
16 year old girl... Recently have wanted to take pain relievers just to take them even if not in pain. What's up with this?
Addiction: Given the story you are displaying signs of an addict. This is a disease of the brain. There is a solution but that will start with stopping these medications or drugs. You can get some good help at treatment programs that offer education and classes to help you stay away from abusing these drugs. ...Read more
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